We’ve been fans of Sushi Shop for some time and have enjoyed their modern innovative, which some would say was verging on daring. A Sushi Shop has become part of our de facto celebration for birthdays and special occasions, and we usually pick of their designer limited edition boxes.
This summer the offering, designed by Parisian graphic designer Tyrsa, is the Football Club box, and although we are now out of the World Cup there is is still plenty to be enjoyed within.
The new Football Club box contains 42 pieces of sushi including three new sushi recipes:-
Smoky Roll – a California roll filled with smoked mozzarella, cucumber, tempura shrimp, and topped with Thai chives – this was really very smoky and my favourite of the new sushi.
The Sunny Roll is a maki roll with sea bream, avocado and topped with a wafer thin slice of kumquat which is then dressed with a yuzu sauce. Also delicious.
Creamy Sushi – a salmon sushi smothered in a flame grilled mix of Japanese mayonnaise and masago fish roe. The tiny bubbles of masago roe give texture, crunch and a pop, and I really hope this one makes its way on to the permanent Sushi shop lineup.
Making sushi is a highly skilled job, and training takes many years. I attended a class at Sushi Shop to learn how to make the new sushi and realised that it really was not that easy.
The Sushi Shop chefs make it look very easy, but by following the simple steps above I was able to make a passable California Roll – the trick is to go slowly, but roll firmly and to use the very best sharp knife. If you are using a bamboo sushi mat wrapping it in clingfilm will make it easier.
The Football club box costs £45 for two, with a regular two person box being £35, smaller one person lunch boxes are in the region of £8 – 12. Order, for delivery, or a 15min pick up window on line.
Fuss Free Flavours was the guest of Sushi Shop, and received a review box. All opinions our own. I genuinely love their sushi so please go and buy and support them!
All images (apart from the gif from Sushi Shop)